On October 30th, Lanice had the opportunity to interview the founders of Mic Check Wednesdays, DJ Spynfo and Mic Barber. Mic in Mic Check Wednesdays is an acronym for Mastering Individual Creativity explained by Mic Barber. This event gives artists in different categories such as singers, comedians, poets and etc to showcase their talents. It is held at Drom NYC every last Wednesday of the month. Hosted by Mic Barber and Mo Brown Sugar. Tha L. Spot will be covering this event each and every last Wednesday of the month.
To learn more about this event, watch the interview below conducted by Lanice:
The next one is Wednesday, November 27:
Below are some pics from October 30th:
The beauty of fashion is that it transcends all race, creed and culture. It is completely personal while still being incumbent of society. Anyway you feel think or want to be seen can be expressed through fashion. One way that people are expressing themselves in fashion is by the mixing of prints. Although this was a faux par a few years ago this trend has really gained momentum and a following in the last year. Now with this new trend comes rules that must be applied when trying to pull off this look. And that’s why with the L Spot and myself teaming together you are sure to have the secret to a smashing look.
Let’s start with the basics. When pairing patterns and prints look for items that have a neutral palette. A neutral palette is an item that has a solid background. A solid background that works well with patterns are common colors like blue, white, cream, black and red. These neutral palettes allow for the pattern to stand on its own without looking too busy. A good example of a pattern with a neutral palette is a navy blue polka dot skirt. While the pattern is white dots, the navy blue background allows for the dots to take center stage.
This brings us to the next step in pairing prints. Let’s keep with the navy blue polka dot skirt. When pairing this skirt think of the size of the graphic before thinking of which pattern to pair it with. When pairing prints do not place two small prints together, this will only make your outfit look busy and cluttered. The trick is to pair big and small. If the polka dot print on your skirt is big than pair it with a smaller print or graphic top. If the print of the polka dot skirt is small than it can be paired with a top with a larger print. This allows the eyes to have a break in the outfit and therefore not look cluttered and too busy.
When pairing prints together go for the gusto. Look for patterns and graphics that are contrasting but can also complimentary. Think stripes and flowers, animal print and polka dots, stripes and stars. These parings are not similar to each other but can serve as a complimentary backdrop for the other pattern and or graphic.
Last but not least when pairing graphics and patterns make sure that you keep your accessories small, chic and simple. Think small studs, simple gold necklaces, and small rings. Your outfit is busy enough, you don’t need to over kill the outfit with loud, bold accessories. When accessorizing you can add pop of color with your blazer, shoes, or sweater. Think a navy blue polka dot, a white lace top and a red sweater. The addition of the red sweater will add a finished polish look to complete your wardrobe.
Don’t fear a bit of clash, the key to mixing and matching is testing the limits to see how far the combinations can go without you crossing the limit. Above all else wear a smile its your best accessory and remember a lady should be two things classy and fabulous.
King Sole, hailing from Queens, NY, is definitely an artist to look out for. King Sole uses lyrical originality laced with smooth beats to demonstrate his ingenuity, not only as an artist, but as a person growing up in this era; where it’s easy to replicate someone else.
“Through my music I tell a story about a kid coming from poverty,” said Sole, “And that you can do anything you put your mind to, once you have the power to do so.”
Influenced by his tough surroundings, King Sole applies life lessons learned to his music. He displays versatility in his range, releasing upbeat head knockers like She Selling Dreams ft Dave East, then showing his more tranquil story telling side with Never Wanna Go Back. By not containing himself to one category or style, King Sole continues to “stay outside the box”.
King Sole began writing poetry at the age of 11 and was inspired to be a rapper after listening to Queens native 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Trying album. He began recording his music in his in-home studio around the age of 15, but is happy to finally be in a state of the art studio making music for the world.
“I like doing things for myself,” said Sole, “not having to rely on anyone else.” From recording his own music, shooting music videos, and designing album artwork, King Sole has a big hand in the creative direction he takes as an artist. By focusing on the delivery of his music as a whole, he plans every aspect of his music carefully, so the audience can get the true effect and meaning behind it.
Check out King Sole’s video for The Need below. And be on the look out for the release of his mixtape Pain Killers dropping soon.
In the meantime, check out some of King Sole’s music on soundcloud.